As this year’s World Gymnastics Championships come to a close in Montreal there are many Brits who performed well and won Medals on the other side of the pond.
Men from Team GB;
The returning Max Whitlock (Pommel-Horse) was one of the main talking points when he became the first British gymnast to retain a Gold medal on Saturday. It also leaves Whitlock as Team GB’s most decorated athlete on this stage, with six Gold medals.
Courtney Tulloch (Rings), was hoping to make GB Gymnastics history by winning a World Ring’s final – unfortunately, he could only manage an eighth-placed finish.
Eight months after snapping his ankle ligaments, Nile Wilson returned to the elite level of competition in Montreal. He may not have managed to reach the podium this time around, with a sixth-place finish, but his return alone will be enough to encourage the 21-year-old that there is definitely more to come.
Despite it being his first competitive outing, Wilson admitted to holding back in qualifiers, before going all out for it in the later rounds. It is a testament to his talent though that he still managed to finish the competition just over 1 point short of a podium finish, and the All-Round winner, China’s Xiao Routeng.
Women from Team GB;
Olympic, Floor Bronze medallist Amy Tinkler, looked in good form only seven weeks after having had surgery. But the 17-year-old was unable to maintain the form that saw her through the final, producing a low score. Overall, she ended 13th, which despite being worse than was expected from her qualifying score means that her world ranking has jumped ten places since 2015 (where she placed 23rd).
Another member of Team GB who made history was 19-year-old, Claudia Fragapane, who won the Bronze medal in the floor event. The four-time Commonwealth Gold winner is the first British woman to win an individual Gold medal since 2010.
There were some worrying moments for Fragapane, however, when she dropped marks for a few untidy landings. Luckily, she had the composure to get back on track and finish under half a point behind the winner.
16-year-olds Kinsella and Fenton both gave confident displays in their senior World Championships debuts. Alice Kinsella, 16, had earlier pulled out of the All-Around final after hurting her ankle in qualifying.
Looking further afield it has been confirmed the Birmingham Arena will host the British leg of the 2018 World Cup in March. The World Cup consists of four competitions with the United States and Germany also hosting legs before the finale in Japan.
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